Madam Lydia Wilhelmina’s Tarot of Monsters, the Macabre, and Autumn Scenes started off as a small idea that slowly blossomed into a much larger entity. First I met Madam Lydia and slowly she showed me her world. Then I got to know the tarot deck that would be her claim to fame. And from there a much larger world started to reveal itself from behind the shadows. There is the tarot deck itself, and then there is the book of shadows behind it that allows access to that world.
The Lydia deck’s companion grimoire has been a labor of love for me and it has become a far larger project than I was expecting. Not only did it offer the story of Lydia, it also looked into the world of spells, working with herbs, the mystery of the moon and the lady that sits behind it, and everything else I could pen into it. This is a 250+ pages of art, storytelling, and a collection of all that I’ve learned in my life about the craft. It’s nearly a graphic novel told via a book of shadows.
BOOK DETAILS: This is a full color, 8 by 10 inch trade paperback book. It includes quick references for each card as well as more dedicated writings about them and the scenes or characters within the cards. There are also short stories, spell work, mythologies, and other bits and bobs related to the card and the things associated with it.
PLEASE NOTE: This book is currently in the proof-reading/editing stage. It will not be available for delivery until January 2019, even for those who backed this deck’s campaign on IndieGoGo. Purchasing now reserves you a book from the first printing. A notice will be sent out when books are ready to ship. I just want to make sure everyone knows this book will NOT arrive in time for xmas.